PlayStation Vita has sold over 1.2 million

Global sales of PlayStation Vita have surpassed 1.2 million, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has revealed.

The next-generation handheld arrived in Japan on December 17, 2011 and launched in North America and Europe on February 22, 2012.

Sony also confirmed that software sales have hit two million across both retail and PlayStation Network to date.

SCEI President and Group CEO, Andrew House, commented: “PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction we’re seeing from consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling.”

House added: “The market has responded and there is clear demand for a mobile device capable of providing a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context.  To sustain momentum, we’re working closely with 3rd party developers and publishers to ensure the best games and franchises possible will be available on PS Vita, and our software line up for the remainder of 2012 will have something for everyone across the globe.”

Check out our PlayStation Vita launch hub here for reviews of the device itself plus a plethora of games.

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